KUBA, BWOOM MASKS, DRC

KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 5
20" high
$500
 

KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 7
20" high
$400

 KUBA
Bwoom
Mask 8
18" high
$400

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, BWOOM MASKS, DRC

Masks like these, with their bulging foreheads, represent the evil brother, Bwoom, in a ritual reenactment of Kuba mythological origins and royal power struggles. Seeking both the throne of his brother, Mwaash A Mboy, and the king's wife, Ngaady A Mwaash, Bwoom symbolically speaks for the common man.

Despite their appearance we think these masks were made to be sold.

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